NFL Free Agency Flashback: Deion Sanders’ 1995 Dallas Cowboys Contract

Deion Sanders Contract Details

  • Years: 7
  • Total Value: $34,983,999
  • Signing Bonus: $11.9M

Deion Sanders Contract Structure

  • 1995 – $178k base
  • 1996 – $492k base
  • 1997 – $335k base
  • 1998 – $5.9M base
  • 1999 – $6.25M base
  • 2000 – $5M base
  • 2001 – $5M base

Deion Sanders Free Agent Summary

After hoisting the Lombardi trophy for his first time and winning the 1994 defensive player of the year, Sanders took his talents to Dallas and dined a seven-year contract with Jerry Jones and the Cowboys.

Sanders posted 26 tackles and two INTs in the nine games he played during the 1995 season, which culminated in PrimeTime’s second Super Bowl ring.

Sanders and the team renegotiated his deal in 1999 when they agreed to a new five-year, $51.5M deal. Sanders only played one season on the contract before being released after the 2000 season.

He finished his Cowboys career (1995-99) with 159 tackles, 14 interceptions, 2 FF, 4 FR, 3 Def. TD on defense, 4 PR TD and 624 receiving yards and 1 Rec. TD on offense.

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